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Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

While informed consent policies require health care professionals to make sure that patients or those who are acting on their behalf are comfortable with the suggested course of care. Making medical decisions is a challenging process that entails a thorough assessment...
Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Deciding whom should serve as the Executor of your estate is not a decision to be taken lightly.  The person you name will have an impact on your life and family’s future.  Making a cavalier decision about this decision could have a negative outcome later. What Does...
Collectibles in your Estate

Collectibles in your Estate

The legacy we leave is not always money or real estate. Artifacts and collections have a value that goes beyond dollars and cents. The importance of hobbies and collections need to be given special consideration in planning an estate that includes baseball cards,...
Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Despite the broad availability of professional home care, a vast majority of home care is provided by family members.  It can be exhausting work with rarely the opportunity for time off.  Splitting shifts with other family members can help, but when the care is...
Who is a “Senior Citizen”?

Who is a “Senior Citizen”?

Becoming a “senior citizen” can be as much of a choice as it is being any specific age.  It may be a life event such as retirement or age-related disabilities that trigger your self-definition.  And, there are benefits to deciding to become a senior citizen, from...
Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration in Seniors

It might have been fun to title this article “Seniors Need to Drink More”, but that might have been slightly misleading.  The fact is that common thinking is that adults need to consume at least two quarts of liquids per day.  And, while that is a nice, simple...
Scamming Seniors in Today’s World

Scamming Seniors in Today’s World

Recently retirees in Colorado Springs, CO received a mailing allegedly from the State of Colorado talking about their recent application for Unemployment Benefits.  Few of the recipients were even working at their age and none of them had applied for unemployment...